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Dayan Undergoes Operation

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Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan was operated on today for the removal of an intestinal polyp and was reported resting comfortably at the Tel Hashomer Medical Center near Tel Aviv. According to his close aide, Naftalie. Lavie, the doctors were encouraged by the results of the surgery Lavie, in a telephone interview with the Jewish Telegraphic. Agency, seemed to imply that the polyp was found to be non-malignant.

He said Dayan would be discharged by next weekend or shortly afterwards and would spend the following week to 10 days convalescing at his home. The 64 year-old foreign Minister was admitted to the hospital last night after having undergone a series of tests during the preceding weeks. There appeared to have been some concern in circles close to him that the polyp might be malignant. But Lavie sounded relieved and optimistic on the telephone today.

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